Trying to get rid of that extra stubborn pudge? Or, if you’re like me, that mom-pouch that didn’t get the memo you have a toddler now? Keep reading for 4 workouts to blast belly fat and help you tone that gut up!
4 Workouts To BLAST Belly Fat
1) Squat Jumps
Squat jumps are my jam because you can do them ANYWHERE and they’re effective AF! They’re a staple for me and are incorporated in a lot of my workouts. Squat jumps improve anaerobic and aerobic endurance so not only are you toning but you’re making your lungs and heart happy as well! This is one of those exercises that give you a lot of bang for your buck. Perfect for a busy mom trying to squeeze in a quick but effective workout!
*Here’s a good demo of a proper squat jump*
2) Jump Lunges
Jump lunges are another plyometric exercise that will burn your thighs and booty like no other! You can really target your quads and glutes with this. I like to do alternating jump luges without any equipment. If you want to modify it to make it more difficult, add ankle weights or dumbbells to maximize the effectiveness. If you need to modify to lessen the difficulty then skip the jump and do a stationary alternating lunge.
*Here’s a good demo of a proper jump lunge*
I know, I know. Everyone hates burpees but it’s because they burn sooo good! This is a full body workout that will target your core, arms, and lower body. A traditional burpee is a 4-step process but this is seriously the most easily modified workout ever. If you need it to be easier, don’t jump and just do a calf raise. If you need it to be more difficult, add in a push up or a double plank jack. The options are limitless!
*Here’s a good demo of a proper, traditional burpee*
Okay, here is a traditional core exercise for all my skeptics. Planks are another fan fave over here and are easily modified to match your fitness level without a lot of extra work. A traditional plank is just you in a push up position but rather than you being on your palms your weight is relying on your forearms. For an advanced modification, add a plank jack or push ups to your plank.
*Here’s a good demo of a proper plank*
You may see these and think, these aren’t “ab” workouts BUT, I promise, these are more effective for your core than any crunch will EVER be! Plus, I’m all about getting the most out of my workouts in a short period of time and these workouts give me the most bang for my buck! WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER! You could do these 4 exercises in a tabata style workout and burn a ton of calories in no time! As always, make sure your diet is up to par to see real change in your stomach, especially the lower region.
I know we all want a toned, flat belly but love yourself no matter what. If you’re a mama, be patient, your body did the most anatomically fascinating thing in the entire world! If you’re not, still, be patient. Progress takes time. Show up for yourself, you deserve it. If you’re just getting started on your journey, check out this post for some helpful tips and this post for some FREE resources!